Black seed oil : unrefined


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Unrefined black seed oil, also known as kalonji oil, is produced through cold pressing black cumin seeds.

It is believed to provide relief for respiratory issues and traction alopecia. This versatile oil can also be used for pain relief through massage, and is highly beneficial for hair and scalp treatments.


Cold pressed from black cumin seeds aka kalonji seeds which give naan bread a distinctive taste, black seed oil is purported to help with respiratory problems. The seed produces an oil which is said to be effective in the treatment of alopecia.

Black seed oil has a slightly spicy taste and it is sometimes taken to help boost immune system. It has been documented that the two volatile components of black seed oil [nigellone and thymoquinone] help with respiratory problems. Black seed oil is used as a great massage tool to help alleviate pains.

Excellent in hair & scalp treatment
  • Dry hair
  • Fragile hair
  • Great for edges
  • Soothes itchy scalp
  • Helps promote growth
  • Helps promote hair elasticity
  • Helps promote thicker hair
  • Works on low porosity hair

INCI : Nigella sativa

NATURAL + UNREFINED:  We work directly with cooperatives and artisanal producers who process our range of pure natural exotic oils without the use of chemicals.  Some of these are organic in nature and filtered for use retaining the natural characteristic scent and quality. 

We sell our range of oils by volume [with the exception of organic babassu, virgin coconut oil, unrefined palm/palm kernel which is sold by weight]

UNDERSTANDING PLANT OILS: Most butters and oils are made up of two components - olein (liquid) and stearin (stearic). This is why some butters easily melt depending on the amount of olein and some solidify under colder temperatures depending on the amount of stearin. This does not affect the product in anyway.
Oils that will solidify include the following: Organic argan, Babassu, Organic virgin coconut oil, Golden jojoba oil, Monoi de Tahiti, Moringa, Unrefined palm kernel, Organic sapote, Shea oil, ..... this list goes on

Oils are made up of 3 fatty acids which help to determine the shelf life. These are:
1. Saturated : a long carbon chain with no unsaturated fatty acid - long shelf life
2. Monosaturated : a long carbon chain with one unsaturated fatty acid - decent shelf life
3. Polysaturated : a long carbon chain with two unsaturated fatty acid - very fragile shelf life

Have you ever wondered why your oil sometimes ends up with semi solid chunks?
This tends to happen when the temperature drops and is due to the natural content of stearic +/- palmitic acid.

This image shows our fast absorbing silky unrefined baobab oil which thanks to Mother Nature is semi solid due to the cold temperature.

Baobab has approximately 6% stearic and 30% palmitic acid.
It is quite fascinating watching liquid oil [coconut + babassu] slowly solidify – it looks like something out of a biology class 😉

If you receive your bottle with solid oil, unscrew the lid slightly to release any pressure and stand the bottle in warm water to liquify - never use microwave to warm the oil!

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